2018 Murrumburrah Harden Springtime Showgirl, Jamie Whybrow is both thrilled and humbled to have been awarded this title.
“I am so excited for everything to come that is involved in this role.” Ms Whybrow said.
“I am honoured to be representing our community and helping in any way I can to promote our town and help make it better.”
Ms Whybrow said she was very nervous at the judging, but it was a great ecperience to be able to sit and talk about the difficulties our community faces.
“It really struck me after attending boarding school in Sydney, what a lack of exposure to other cultures we have in the Hilltops.” Ms Whybrow said.
“I am really excited to attend the Kite Festival with it’s multi-cultural theme this year. I think it is step moving forward.”
Ms Whybrow said that there a still a lot of people who are misinformed about the ‘Miss Showgirl’ event and think it is some kind of beauty pageant.
“The community need to realise that Miss Showgirl is not about looks; it is platform for young women to promote what can be improved in our communities and take steps to improve these issues.” Ms Whybrow said.
“I am really looking forward to achieving as much as I can in the next 12 months.”
“I have to thank so many people for helping me to prepare for the Miss Showgirl competition. Judy Shea for convincing me to enter in the first place; Zoe Woods and Jess Sargent – their advice for getting over my nerves was fantastic, my mum for putting up with me and doing my hair; Hayley Smith for making the process so much fun; and of course, the Show Committee.”
Ms Whybrow said she would highly recommend that other young women in Harden take the opportunity to become involved.
“Go ahead and enter. It is an amazing opportunity and a lot of fun.
“You never know what you can achieve along the way.”